The Bratva's Nanny by Sam Crescent

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The Nannies, 11

From their first meeting, Dmitry Balakin knew he wanted Alix Smith as his own. She was not like any other woman he’d met before. She was kind, sweet, caring, and she had no idea she had spoken to the boss of the Balakin Bratva. When her husband's debt is called in, the man has no qualms selling Alix to save his life.

Alix hates her husband. It was a marriage of pity. She adored his parents and only agreed to the marriage for them. It was no love match, nor a true marriage. Becoming Dmitry’s property, she is even more surprised to discover he has a five year old daughter. That is her role. She is the nanny to his little girl.

At first, she tried to ignore the attraction she felt toward this monster of a man. He doesn’t smile, ever. He’s cold, aloof, and the only real emotion she sees is when he is with his daughter. Dmitry has helped her though. She finally has the divorce she had been wanting for a long time. She is now free.

Alix is his. Dmitry is determined to have her. This is not a love match. It’s sex. It is fucking. Nothing more. He wants to get Alix pregnant. He doesn’t want her to have a reason to walk away. She is his and he doesn’t share his toys.

Alix is falling for him. The first man she has ever truly loved. But he doesn’t trust her. He has told her he trusts no one. People have a price, and one day she will soon. But Alix doesn’t have a price. She loves Dmitry and would die trying to save him. Will it be too late to tell him the truth, or will she die when one of his enemies tried to take his place?

Be Warned: anal sex


Alix was his now, no one else’s. He could take what he wanted. She was at his mercy.

“I’m so sorry. The nap I let her take this afternoon was a little too long. I won’t allow that to happen again.”

“Is she asleep?”

“Yes, fast asleep. It just took reading three books through twice, and on the second read-through, going slowly, soothingly. It’s what my mother used to do with me. At least, that’s what she told me.”

He got to his feet and pulled out a chair for her to sit. She thanked him and slid inside.

Alix had allowed her long blonde locks to fall free. She had such long hair, he could imagine it wrapped around his fist. He tightened his grip on her chair to stop himself from doing that right now.

“I didn’t spoil dinner, did I?” she asked.

“No.” He let go of her chair and took a step back, giving them both some space.

The scent of vanilla was heavy in the air, Alix’s own special scent.

He nodded toward his man, who exited to the kitchen.

Alix tucked some of her hair behind her ear and he watched her, unable to tear his gaze away. She looked so beautiful.

Before they had chance to talk, his man opened the kitchen door, and two women came out, bringing their food. The plates were covered with a silver dome. They put the plates down delicately in front of them, before lifting off the domes, showcasing a beautiful spiraled pasta. He thanked them and they left, taking the domes with them.

“Eat,” he said.

Alix picked up her fork and he watched her swirl it into the pasta and take a bite. He knew she loved this meal as he’d overheard her telling the chef several times how much she loved it.

“This is so good,” Alix said.

He smiled.

“Did you know this was my favorite?” she asked.

“I may have overheard you a couple of times telling the chef.”

Her cheeks went red. “Was I allowed to do that?”

“Alix, you have free reign in my house.”

“But I can’t leave.”

“No, you cannot leave.”

There was silence and they took several forkfuls of food in between.

“You told me that I now belong to you,” Alix said, being the first one to fill the silence.

“You do.”

“Was a nanny all you wanted?” she asked.

He stared at her, thinking, waiting.

“I’m not professionally trained, I have worked in a nursery for several years, and I do love kids. I’m not a nanny—”

He held a hand up to silence her. “I’m not looking for a nanny. Your role here was not supposed to be taking care of my child. Sofia likes you, you were here, I was busy, I needed you to fill a role, and that’s what you can do.” He clicked his fingers and his men left the room.

Alix looked behind her, seeing they were now alone. She turned back to look at him.

“What do you want?” Alix asked.

“Simple, Alix. I want to fuck you,” he said.


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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 38 ratings)
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Written by MrsKissmas on 28th Feb 2024

The Nannies Series - Book 11 - The Bratva's Nanny by Sam Crescent. Another great addition to The Nannies Series by Sam Crescent. Please note that in this series the stories do not connect so they can be read as a standalone. Dmitry Balakin is the head of the Balakin Bratva. He is a feared man unable to trust anyone. He calls in an outstanding debt and is given the guy's wife as payment. Alix is a mystery to Dmitry, she intrigues him more than any other ever has. Initially she was to be his daughters Nanny but they soon end up meaning so much more to each other. The chemistry was sizzling in this story with plenty of spicy moments. Also the heroine was not a shy, virgin character in those spicy moments or throughout, even when danger was presentor lives hung in the balance. She had no fear of the deadly Bratva boss, she felt nothingbbut love. The connection she shared with Dmitry's daughter Sofia was adorable also. It was a really enjoyable read that I thoroughly enjoyed every word of. I have no doubt you will too. Happy Reading! Please note that I was given an arc of this book for my honest review which is exactly what I have given. 5 out of 5 stars.

Dmitri & Alix
Written by Annette J. on 4th Jul 2023

The Bratva's Nanny by Sam Crescent was a quick read and an amazing page turner. Alix was in a loveless marriage with George Smith, because of his parents who she loved. After both sets of parents died, Alix filed for divorce and George would never sign the papers. Alix had never loved George. George has a debt he owes to Dmitri head of the Balakin Bratva and so George gives Alix to Dmitri to settle the debt. Dmitri chooses for Alix to be his daughter Sofia's nanny. He also helps Alix get out of her marriage to George. It is hard for Dmitri to trust anyone even his men. As he gets to see how much Sofia and Alix enjoy spending time together, Dmitri loosens up some toward Alix. He discovers Alix is a sweet , kind, honest, young woman. She is not frightened of him as most people are. I recommend this book and really hope you give it a try.

Written by Lucy m on 4th Jul 2023

It was an easy read, it did not take long to read. I loved Alix and Sofia and the bond they had. Alix was a strong character that didn't back down. Dmitry and Alix had steamy chemistry.

Match made mafia!
Written by MelS on 4th Jul 2023

Definitely recommend this book! Engaging right from the first page to left. With semi true to life events paired with 50% fairy tales. Non stopping action and delightful characters.

Will Alix bring Dmitry to his knees?
Written by Nicole P on 4th Jul 2023

Sam Crescent has written another brilliant dark romance that is Dmitry & Alix's story. He's head of the Balakin Bratva, cold & aloof. The only time he shows emotion is when he's with his daughter. Her crap of a husband couldn't pay his debt so he sold Alix to Dmitry to pay his debt. She looks after his daughter whilst trying to deny the attraction she feels to Dmitry. Will this attraction distract them from the enemy trying to take Dmitry out? A fantastic 5 star read & I can't wait to read the author's next book.

Loved it!
Written by Love my books! on 4th Jul 2023

I am loving this author! I can't remember what number book this is that I have read by her, but it seems like they just keep getting better. This one is off the charts steamy! The chemistry between the main characters is combustible. Dmitry met Alix at a party while she was married to one of his underlings and he couldn't forget her kindness. Her husband used her to repay a debt to Dmitry. He collected the debt and made her the nanny to his young daughter. You'll have to read it to find out the rest. There is no cheating and a definite HEA. You won't be able to put it down! I received a free copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

This was an overall good read with all the feels and heat!
Written by BJ1954 on 4th Jul 2023

Sam Crescent’s latest novel: The Bratva Nanny was a different kind of Bratva Mafia story for me to read and one I enjoyed. The author juxtaposes the cold austere demeanor of the head of the Bratva with the woman he desires for himself and it’s a wonderful contrast because she is everything soft, and gentle and loving. Her devotion to his daughter and his daughter’s responsiveness to her was lovely to read. And the steam created by the Bratva head and the nanny was crazy hot. I liked the fact that they both put his daughter first in their plans and that he was so caring and careful with her. This was an overall good read with all the feels and heat!

So Good
Written by lauri h on 4th Jul 2023

Innocent and sweet but don’t make her angry! I loved this book. Such a BA heroine and a hot and smexy hero. Ms. Crescent scored again.

One of my favorite
Written by Mary S on 4th Jul 2023

Love this so much! Love reading Dmitry and Alix story their chemistry was so good and the emotions that you feel for Dmitry it’s just so much. Love reading the Nannies series but I think this one is my favorite.

Written by Mreads90 on 4th Jul 2023

I loved this one it's probably obe of my favorites so far! I can't wait to continue to read more from this Author!

Cute story
Written by JudyCh on 4th Jul 2023

She was a debt her husband gave to the mafia boss and she became his nanny, she was finally able to get a divorce from her ex and the mafia boss he had planned to get her pregnant but not fall n love with her, but an event proves to him she is worth the risk, I really thought this was a sweet story.

Another good one to the series!
Written by Diana A on 4th Jul 2023

This is a good fast reading. Love this series and love this book. How strong both characters are, I would love a bit more of angst or drama, bc I love drama, lol.

Quick Bratva Romance
Written by DidiF on 4th Jul 2023

A quick and satisfying Bratva romance. A woman finds herself “sold” to a Bratva leader by her husband to forgive his debt. Storyline has light mafia action, betrayal, mistrust, chemistry, desire, possessiveness, sweetness, forgiveness, relationship growth, and love.

Written by KMH Romancessessed Reviews on 4th Jul 2023

I love this series... and once again this author has smashed it out of the park! I love a good heated intensity and this book was packed with it. I couldn't get enough. This woman knows her stuff and she proves it when she gives us a new book! Cannot wait for thr next one!!

Written by Alexis H on 4th Jul 2023

Dmitry and Alix's story. Can I use precious and adorable when describing a mafia story? The Bratva's Nanny checked all the boxes. Character development, suspense, and hot romance.

The love of a good woman can melt any man
Written by Reensburger on 4th Jul 2023

I really loved this book. I loved how Alix thought herself weird, and throughout the book time and time again she reacts completely opposite to how a romance heroine usually does and I loved this about the character. Dimitri as per usual was the growly alpha but he still made you swoon even when he was being less than stellar. Good book, the right amount of heat and drama that you expect from a Sam Crescent book.

Written by Deanna S on 9th Jun 2023

I lived this book. There was just the right amount of drama and romance. The h turned out to be awesome. Loved her

mafia story with a sweet happy ending
Written by memes on 9th Jun 2023

This is a mafia story, but I didn't think it was dark or too violent. There is some action and violence, but I thought the romance between the two of them overshadowed it. Their romance doesn't start out sweet, but then after a bit it is. Dmitry is the typical gruff standoffish mafia guy who loves his daughter, Alix is the kind, forgiving woman who wants to fix him. The "couple" go through some distrust, but eventually work it out and we get a happily ever after.

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 9th Jun 2023

Dimitry is a bratva boss, a single father, and instantly drawn to Alix at first sight. Alix was trapped in a marriage, when her husband debts mount up she is given to Dimitty as payment, only she never guessed she would become nanny to his daughter. The attraction between the two grows but can they cross the line? Will she become more than just a possession to Dimitry? Well written steamy, desires, nanny/bratva boss, debt repayment romance

Dmitry and Alix
Written by POmoto on 9th Jun 2023

When they first met, Alex was married but the attraction was therebetween her and Dmitry. Later, her husband traded her as payment to his debt and Dmitry gladly took her and made sure her divorce went through. As Alix steps in as the nanny to his daughter, Dmitry learns to trust her and falls for her but his trusts get challenged. It was a cute story. A nice short read.

Rough Start
Written by Jilllovesbooks on 9th Jun 2023

I wanted to hate Dmitry so much at the beginning. I felt so bad for Alix and hated when she started falling for Dmitry. He was using her so badly at the beginning. It was very disheartening if this was going to be the way of this story. Dmitry started seeing the vulnerable parts in Alix and it made the rest of the story so much better. Loved the epilogue.

Good story
Written by RhondaVB on 9th Jun 2023

Sam Crescent, for the most part, writes stories that are an easy and enjoyable read. This was a very nice read and I connected to the characters immediately. And while it's a "mafia" type story, it's not really that dark. I would recommend this to someone who wanted a lighter mafia story!

This book was AMAZING!! Love this series--only gets better!
Written by Andrea R on 9th Jun 2023

I loved this book--it had a great mix of drama, and distrust and some groveling too. Just a really good addition to this series. The book was very well written. Love love love this series!!

Sam crescent just keeps ‘em coming
Written by Savannah1321 on 9th Jun 2023

Sam crescent is one of my favorite authors. So, when I get a chance to read a new book I’m all over it. This one felt a little different for me. It didn’t have any slow build up which I loved. It dove right into the nitty gritty. Dmitry didn’t trust ANYBODY!! He takes what he wants and we see that through the story. I loved how patient and loving Alix was. She wasn’t naive, but a silent type. Sophia was so freaking sweet and I loved picturing the bond between Alix and her. Hands down a great book!

Written by Michelle E on 9th Jun 2023

Alix married her friend George due to his parents wishes. They were to divorce after his parents death. George offered her to Dmitry to satisfy a gambling debt. Dmitry has a daughter Sofia and his heart thaws each time he sees Alix (a former nursery school teacher) with his daughter Sofia. He does not trust anyone as his former wife betrayed his trust. Alix knew that Dmitry was dangerous but unsure of any details. Dmitry fell for Alix as soon as he saw her and wanted her sexually, but did not trust her at first. She was just as attracted to him they have strong physical chemistry. It takes time for them to develop trust and an emotional connection, but forces get in the way to drive them apart. The story is engaging with spicy scenes to keep me turning the pages.

Not too intense
Written by Jedi on 9th Jun 2023

Alix and Dmitry’s relationship was not conventional, he has trust issues and she was betrayed by her husband . Alix starts out as the nanny but things quickly change as loyalties are tested and a family is formed.

What you expect from a Sam Crescent book
Written by GAnnG on 9th Jun 2023

Once again Sam Crescent delivers a great read. Bratva boss finds love his his 5 years old’s nanny. Add some trust issue, a pregnancy and a plot to take him out and you’ll get an enjoyable book. Highly recommended.

The Nannies
Written by Iva on 9th Jun 2023

Dmitri isn´t good man..when he see something..he gets it..even if it is wife of someone else... he will do anything to make it happend....Can she be more to him than just nanny and temporary pass of time?

A short, sweet, and bloody Bratva novella
Written by Sarah ES on 9th Jun 2023

Wow so not what I was expecting. I really love how this book ended. The love, the betrayal, and the HEA all come together with brutality and love in equal parts. Great job as usual!!

Trust No One but your woman
Written by coffeesmom on 9th Jun 2023

Alix knows what she wants and is not afraid to take it. I like this character. A lot of times you see the woman second guessing why the bad boy wants them but not her. She's attracted to him and divorced... LET'S GO!!

Love Sam Crescent
Written by Megan C on 9th Jun 2023

Definitely a page turner. Sam Crescent is one of my favorite authors. Keeps it nice and spicy yet it doesn't deter from the storyline. Will continue to read any of her books.

Written by Nasra on 9th Jun 2023

Was simple and beautiful. Characters are likable and story is very simple and straightforward. Refreshing. No playing hard to get no cheating no drama.good job.

Great heroine
Written by RaeWoodland on 9th Jun 2023

First off the heroine of this story is perfect. Don’t be deceived by how sweet she is because she has a fantastic scene at the end of this story. The characters in the story are great and there is really only three characters in the story with a couple in the background.

Bratva instalove
Written by Arevalomencarelli on 9th Jun 2023

Bratva boss falls for his captive. She’s sweet,loving and kind.. all things that he isn’t used too. It’s a sweet story with a little bit of dramatics but steam that hits all the spots.

Loved Alix and her devotion to Sofia
Written by Jill G on 9th Jun 2023

Given to the Bratva as debt payment, Alix is now owned by Dmitry. Since it is the Bratva there is constant danger and violence but the one bright spot is Dmitry’s daughter Sofia as Alix is now her nanny and constant companion. This is a fast paced story that reads well and has a HEA. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and are voluntarily leaving a review.

Another great book
Written by Jamee h on 9th Jun 2023

This is another great book from Sam. It’s a quick read, but it is definitely a page tuner. I would definitely recommend reading this.

Written by Mistie Best on 9th Jun 2023

Dimitriy and Alix were so good. He took her as payment for her deadbeat husband's debt, but realized she was much more than that. This story had so many good things going for it... Steam, suspense, twists and turns. I really enjoyed watching the character development of both of them!

Enjoyable read
Written by Firecracker on 9th Jun 2023

It is a good read. The characters are likeable Sofia the daughter is an adorable cute character Sam did not disappoint